CIHM Microfiche Series (IMonographs) iCMH Collection de microfiches (monographies) M CwndlM liwtHuM for Historical MIcrarapraductioM / IratHut canadiwi da mtcroraproductloiw Maloriquas 995 Technical and Bibliographic Notes / Notes technique et bibliographiques The Institute has attempted to otitain the twst original copy available for filming. Features of this copy which may be bibliographically unique, which may alter any of the images in the reproduction, or which may significantly change the usual method of filming are checked below. D D D D Colourad covare / Couveiture de couteuf I I Cowre damaged / ' — ' Couvaiture endommagie I I Cov>.reiMtoiedan<Vor laminated/ ' — ' Couveiture restaurie et/ou pelllcuMe I I Cover title missing /L«titmdecouvarture manque I I Coloured maps/ Cartes geographiques an couleur I I Coloured ink (i.e. other than blue or black)/ — ' Encre de couleur (i.e. autre que bleue ou noire) I I Cofcxired plates and/or iHustiations/ Planctws et/ou Illustrations en couleur Bound with other material / Raw avec dautres documents Only editk)n available / SeuleMitkxidnpontile Tight binding may cause shadows or distortkin along Interior margin / La rellure serrie peut causer de I'ombre ou de la distoraion le kxig de la marge Interieure. Blank laavae added during reskmbons may appear within the text. Whenever poaaitile, these have baan omMed from flmlng / II ae peul que cartalnes pages blanches ajouMes kns dune restauratkxi •pparalaaanl dans le taxle, mais, loisque cela etait poasible, oae pages n'ont pas M W mSa s . L'Institut a mksrofiimi le nneilleur examplaire qu'il lui a Hi possible de se procurer. Les ditails de cet exem- plalre qui sont peut-Atre uniques du point de vue biUi- ographkiue, qui peuvent modifier une image reproduite, ou qui peuvent exiger une modifteations dans la mdth- ode normale de filmage sont indk)ute ci-dessous. r~l Cokxired pages/ Pages de couleur I I Pages damaged/ Pages endonwnagees I I Pages restored and/or laminated/ ' — ' Pages restaurees et/ou paWcuiees rri Pagssdiscokxirad, stained or foxed / ^^ Pages d«cok)ries,tacheteesoupk)uees I I Pages detached/ Pages detachees rri Showthrough/Transpaienee mQuatty of print varies/ OualM inSgale de rimpresskxi I I Includes supplementary materiel/ ' — ' Compienddu materiel suppMmentaire I I Pages wholly or partially obscured by errata ' — ' slips, tissues, etc., have been returned to ensure the tiest possible image / Les pages totalement ou partiellement oliscurcies par un feuillet d'errata, une pelure, etc., ont ete filmees a nouveau de fafon k obtenir la mellleure image possible. I I Opposing pages with vsrying colouration or ' — ' discokxiratnns are filmed twne to ensure the best possible image / Les pages s'opposant ayant des colorattons variables ou des dScol- oratrans sont tllmees deux fois afin d'otrtenir la mellleur image possible. I I AdiMonal comments/ ^*~~^ Coiniiei'ilaiws siypie m a n lal i as. This itHn it f Hmad at tiM csductien C* ee w iiit tn film* •« tsaii di 10X 1«X ax »x 30X 7 12X 1«X »X 24X 2*X Th« copy filmed har* hn baan raproduead thanks to tha ganarotlty of: LagWMhM Lferary Vletofto Tha imagaa appasring hara ara tha bast quality posslbia coraldaring tha condition and tagiblllty of tha original copy and in kaaping with tha filming contract ipacif Icatlons. Original copies in printad papsr covai* ara fllmad beginning with tha front covar and ending on tha last page with e printed or lllustrsted impres- sion, or th> back cover when appropriate. All other original copies ere filmed beginning on the first pege with a printad or illustrated Impres- sion, end ending on the lest pege with a printed or Illustrated Impression. The last recorded freme on eech microfiche shell contein the symbol -^ (meaning "CON- TINUED"), or tha symbol ▼ Imaening "END"), whichever applies. Maps, piauj. cherts, etc.. mey be filmed et different reduction retlos. Those too lerge to be entirely included In one exposure are filmed beginning In the upper left hend comer, left to right end top to bottom, es many frames as required. The following diegrams illustrate the method: L'exemplaira fllm4 fut reprodult grtca i la gtntmltt de: LiiiilitiKS LIbrsry Vkrioria Lee Imeges suhrantes ont *t< reproduitas avec le plus grand soin. eompta tenu de le condition et de le nettett de rexempleire film*, et en conformite evec ies conditions du contrat de fllmege. Lee exempleirea mlglneux dont le couverture en pepier est imprimte sent fiimto en eommenoent per le premier plat et en tsrminant salt par le dernitre pege qui comporte une empreinte d'impreeslon ou d'lllustretlon. salt par la second plot, seton le cas. Tous las eutres exempleires origineux sent fllmfa en commenfent per la pramMre pege qui comporte une empreinte d'imprasslon ou dlllustratlon et en termlnent per la damltre pege qui comporte une telle empreinte. Un dee symboles suivants apperaltra sur Is demWre imege de cheque microfiche, selon le ces: ie symbole — »■ signifle "A SUIVRE". le symbols ▼ signifle "FIN". Lee certes. plenches. tebleaux. etc., peuvent ttre filmts i des taux de rMuctlon differents. Lorsque le document est trop grend pour Mrs reprodult en un saul cliche, 11 est film* t pertir de I'engle supArieur geuche, de gauche i droite, et de heut en bee, en prenent le nombre d'imagee nteeeselre. Lee diagrammae suivants IHustrent le m*thode. 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 MKXocorr hkhution tbt oun (ANSI ond ISO rest CH*»T No. 2) I.I ■tt 1^ ■ 22 1.6 A /IPPLEa IIVHGE In IBS J Eori Unin StrM RachMtcr. P«*« Tort U609 USA (718) 482 -0300- Phon. (716) 2M-5909-Fa> / The Navy League of Canada BRITISH COLUMBIA DIYISION OBJECTS 1. A thoroughly organized educational campaign throughout Canada in matters pertaining to the Navy and Mercantile Marine. 2. To raise funds for the relief of British and Canadian sailori and their dependents, for Sailors' Homes, Institutes and Hospitals in Canada and throughout the Empire. 3. To encourage volunteer Naval Brigades for boys and young men in which they can receive practical and theoretical instruction in seamanship to prepare them for service in our Mercantile Marine. POLICY 1. To disseminate among the people of Canada a knowledge of the necessity and use of sea power as the keystone of Empire and National defence and commercial prosperity. 2. The advocacy of a policy that Canada shall assume her proper share of the cost and maintenance of prot<iCting her own trade routes and coast defences. 3. The advocacy of a marine policy that will tend to build up our mercantile tonnage. 4. The advocacy of the establishment of a naval reserve force • composed of Canadian officers and men who have served either in the Imperial or Canadian Naval forces. 5. The support of all just claims of ofKcers and men of the Royal Canadian Navy and its auxiliaries with regard to pay and pensions, and that merchant officers and men in times of war be put on an equal footing with regard to pay and pensions with officers and men of the Royal Canadian Navy. -P I NSZJa^ 6. The support of Sailors' Institutes in Canadian ports to better the conditions of the merchant seamen when ashore. 7. The application of steady pressure upon Parliament and the Government for the most efficient administration of the Depart- ment of Naval Service, and the abandonment of the present system of the portfolio of Marine, Fisheries and Naval Defence being under one Minister. 8. The application of steady pressure upon all citizens enjoy- ing the Canadian Franchise to see to it that our public men and Members of Parliament SHALL INSIST UPON THE ADMIN- ISTRATION OF OUR MARITIME POLICY BEING FREE FROM PARTISAN ACTION. 9. The encouragement and extension of Naval Colleges and of the Boys' Naval Brigade Movement, and the establishment of proper training institutions, with a view to the preparation of boys and men for a sea-faring career, to the ultimate end that all Canadian ships shall be manned by British-born and THE ELIMINATION OF ALIENS FROM THE MERCANTILE MARINE. Fact— Five hundred years before the Battle of Jutland, the Parliament of England resolved : "The Navy is the chief support of the wealth, the busi- ness, and the whole prosperity of the land." Prophecy — Fifty-eight years before Nelson won the Battle of the Nile "Rule Britannia" was sung for the first time : "To thee belongs the rural reign; Thy cities shall with commerce shine; All thine shall be the subject main, And every shore it circles, thine." Fulfilment — Admiral Lord Beatty, who received the sur- rendered German Fleet, November 21st, 1918, speaking with knowledge of the Fact and as an agent in the fulfillment of the Prophecy, says: "We (the British Empire) came into being by the sea, and we cannot exist without the sea." This last is the Faith of the Navy League of Canada, and WE WANT YOUR SUPPORT. Will you join? EDUCATION With reference to our Educational Campaign, which we are caiVying on in British Columbia, it is well to state first and fore- most that WE HAVE THE SUPPORT AND BACKING OF THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT, WHO GRANTED US 2 ""CSSSi'ST" THE SUM OP $1,000.00 TO ASSIST IN THE FURTHERANCE OF OUR WORK LAST YEAR. The Government has also endorsed our reader, "Flag and Fleet," which it is placing in the Public Schools as a supplementary reader. A lecturer is sent around the Province, visiting the schools and giving illustrated lectures on Naval and Mercantile subjects, following which essays are written by the senior classes and prize? are awarded in each of the following : 1. Entrance Class. 2. Junior Fourth Class. The Prizes are as follows ; lit Priie — A Photograph, 16" x 20" (a reproduction of one of the large Naval Photographs recently on exhibition throughout the Dominion), framed in oak, and attached to the frame is a brass plate bearing the name of the winner and the words: Presented to by The Navy League of Canada 1920 This picture remains the property of the school and hangs on the wall of the classroom of which the successful pupil was at the time a member. The pupils themselves get a book on some Naval or Maritime subject, together with a certificate. 2nd Prize — A book and a certificate. 3rd Prize — A certificate. Up to the time of going to press some 150 schools have been visited, and some thirty or forty thousand children spoken to. Schools who have availed themselves of our competition so far include : Victoria and District. New Westminster and District. Duncan and District. Fraser Valley. Crow's Nest, Kootenay and Okanagan Districts. Prince Rupert, and others. In places too remote for the Navy League to visit on account of the expense, the Department of Education has agreed to instruct their Inspector to have the schools write essays following instruc- tion from the reader "Flag and Fleet," the teachers to submit the best three to Navy League Headquarters, when prizes will be given in the shape of books and certificates. ¥movmaKL udRARfv We are hoping thii year to touch a great many ichoolf ai yet not viiited. With thia object in view we now have a reprc- ■entative who give» the major portion of his time to that particular work. Adult meetings are alio addressed, and wherever possible Branches of the League are formed. At present we have 22 Branches in the Province, including the most important centres, such as Victoria, Vancouver, New West- minster, Nanaimo, Revelstoke, Nelson, Trail, Atlin, Prince Rupert, Vernon, Kelowna, Na,cusp, and other important points. Our membership is at present about 5,000 in the Province, and is increasikig every day. We are constantly receiving letters from various School Boards and principals expressing their appreciation of the value of our lectures from an educational standpoint of view. We are endeavouring to get one of our pictures placed in every school in the Province eventually, but to do this entails a heavy expense, and as ojr funds are all obtained by voluntary sub- scription and membership, UNLESS THE PUBLIC SUPPORT US BY BECOMING MEMBERS OR SUBSCRIBINO TO OUR FUNDS, THE NATIONAL WORK WE ARE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH MUST NECESSARILY BE CURTAILED. INSTITUTES With reference to our Institutes, we have one in British Columbia, situated at the Port of Vancouver, and which involved the expenditure of some $75,000. This institute is operated and maintained wholly by the Navy League of Canada, and attends to the wants and welfare of any seafaring man. This Institute requires funds for maintenance, and practically the only source of revenue it has is that furnished by voluntary subscription, and such moneys as can from time to time be raised by concerts, dances, entertainments, etc. Your membership fee or donation is used for these purposes, but any donation can be specially earmarked for any one particular object. RELIEF We also render aid to the widows and dependents of sailors wherever possible, and where the case is found to be deserving. When the S.S. Princess Sophia foundered two years ago with the loss of all hands, the Dominion Council of the Navy League granted $5,000.00 to the British Columbia Division for relief pu"rposes, and 4 we are still able to help some of the dependents of members of the Sophia's crew by paying them a small monthly pension. Attention is also given to sick sailors in Hospital throughout the Province. BOYS BRIGADES With the object in view o- -nnnning our Mercantile Marine with British subjects, to the elimination of alien crews, we are conducting Boys Naval Brigades. At the present we have strong Brigades in Victoria, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Trail and Kaslo. The boys are under the supervision of ex-naval officers and instructors, and are given a grounding in the rudiments of seaman- ship, which prepares them for the Mercantile Marine. The tuition is gratis, although m Victoria the parents of the boys were so impressed with the benefits received from the training that they voluntarily agreed to pay the sum of 50c per month towards the expense of carrying on the good Wv^rk. The boys have been taken out for periodical cruises on Govern- ment boats, also taken over large vessels in the harbour, to familiarize them with the different parts of a ship and the workings of the same. They are taught to box the compass, take soundings, splicing and knotting, rules of the road ; to handle a boat, row, swim, etc., and when a boy gets through his training he is an all-round handy man. We have now made arrangeme. u to place boys as able seamen or cadets to train for officers on some of the leading ocean service steamboats. DURING THE PAST TWO MONTHS WE HAVE PLACED OVER TWENTY OP OUR BOYS IN SUCH POSITIONS. A Central Registry is kept at Wavy League Head- quarters of boys eligible for these places and enabling us to fill, at a minute's notice, a request f ' a seaman or other hand. The Brigades need funds to carry on, and here r ain your membership fee or donation goes to help us finance this national work. Admiral of the Fleet, Viscount Jsllicoe, when miking his recommendations to the Fedi;ral Parliament in Ottawa, referred to the excellent work the Boys Brigades were doing, and added that great credit was due those who were spending their money and time in furthering the objects. EMPLOYMENT BUREAU Ltit but not leaat, we endeavour to adjust difficultio which •ailori of both services find themselves faced with, and we have arrangements whereby we are able to place sailors in positions, afloat or ashore, which will coincide with their respective abilities and inclinations. During the past twelve months a great many returned sailors were placed in positions, and other forms of help have been rendered in many cases. Help us today by becoming a member or contributing to our funds, as we feel sure you appreciate fully THE ABSOLUTE NECESSITY OP CANADA BUILDING UP HSR OWN MER- CANTILE MARINE, MANNED BY CANADIANS, to take care of her own seaborne trade, and by so doing help to carry the $fiOO,000,000.00 worth of annual Canadian exports and imports in our own ships, instead of in foreign vessels. REMEMBER. We are doing our best to make our children' proud of Canada and of our Empire. We are showing them what lea-power has done for us in the past and the necessity for main- taining it throughout the future. WILL YOU HELP THIS GREAT WORK? Send your mtmbership or donation today to the Secretary of your Local Branch or to the Provincial Secretary-Treasurer, Rooms 203-4, Stobart Building, Victoria, B. C. The Schedule of Membership Fees is as follows : Life Membership SIOOOO Sustaining Member aOO annually Contributmg Member 4,00 " Member ------.. jqq " Junior Member (under 18 years of age) - - 25 "The Sailor"— Official Organ of the Navy League of Canada (published monthly) - - i.oo " PROVINCIAL OFFICERS Hon. President - - - Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, K C M G Hon. Vice-President a. C. Flumerfelt, F.sq. President - H. J. Davis, Esq. Vice-President E. W. Dean. Esq. Secretary-Treasurer - - - H. F. Helmsing. Lieut. R.N.V.R Hon. Educational Secretary - - - Mrs. C. D. Neroutsos. Secretary, Executive Committee, B. C. Division, T. P. Crowther, Lieut. R.N.V.R. Provincial Head Office : 203-4 Stobart Building, Victoria, B. C. 6 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION TOTHB Navy League of Canada 102 I hereby apply for enrollment m ■ Member of the NAVY LEAGUE OF CANADA, and endoM • to cover Annual Membcnhip Dues. Name Street Addreai C'ty Province J I also enclose One Dollar, for which please send The Sailor the Official Organ of the Navy League, to my address ai below for one year. Name Street Address.. City Province.. .192..